Legion baseball teams hold first day of practice
Across the state, legion baseball teams held their first practices of the summer. It was over two weeks ago when Nebraska Legion begin preparations to
a regular season this summer, following Governor Pete Ricketts
Now with the calendar flipped to June, the Hastings Five Points Bank Chiefs held its first practice at Duncan Field. Head Coach Kevin Asher said he expects 12 seniors to be on the team.
"I just am so happy that this group of 12 seniors, possibly on this team, it's going to be very rewarding to get to be back on the field. You got to take advantage of life opportunities," Asher said.
Hastings High graduate, Jacob Shaw knows all too well what it is like to have his last season taken away. Heading into the spring, Hastings had high expectations, after finishing as the Class B runners-up in 2019. But Shaw said he is choosing to live in the moment.
"I know everybody that was out here was really looking forward to the spring season," Shaw said. "We kind of got that taken away from us but I know all of them are happy to be out here and back to competing again."
Teams are not allowed to start playing until June 18th. Asher said the Chiefs first game is Friday, June 19th. They will play Lexington at Duncan Field.